It's really not that bad. There are many many things which are worse - like giving birth; having teeth pulled (even with anesthetic, for the scary factor alone); cutting your finger while slicing sour pickles; discovering there's a hole in your oven gloves at the worst possible time; and even a bad period.

Besides, the discomfort here only lasts a few seconds and then it feels soooooo good when that machine releases you. You also get the feeling of knowing you're doing as much as you can to safeguard your own life and the well-being of those who love and depend on you.

It's most certainly worth it.

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